You know the routine. You visit the dentist. You need a crown. The dentist prepares the tooth, takes an impression, and places a temporary crown. You then wait two weeks to return to the dentist, and they place the permanent crown. And if the fit isn't perfect, then it goes back to the lab and you wait again. And return to the dentist again.
But now, that's all changed. For most patients, Dr. Brent and Dr. Owens can reduce that waiting period and the two or three office visits to just a single visit with CEREC, a computer-aided design and milling device. CEREC allows us to create a permanent crown in just a few minutes. Now, there's no more waiting for the lab and no return trips to the dentist. Patients love it!
The CEREC system allows us to repair a damaged tooth in about an hour. We no longer need to take impressions or create temporaries, and CEREC enables us to satisfy patients seeking a long-lasting, esthetic alternative to silver or plastic fillings.
To make the restoration, we use a special camera to take a digital impression of the tooth. The picture is then displayed on a computer screen, enabling us to design the restoration. Then CEREC takes over and automatically creates the restoration. Finally, we bond the new restoration to the tooth.
All this makes going to the dentist much easier and faster, and who really wants to spend more time in the dental chair?
There's no charge to learn more about CEREC one-visit crowns. Schedule online or call today at (913) 220-2209 to schedule your complimentary consultation.